Panna National Park is a national park located in the Panna District of Madhya Pradesh in India. It has an area of about 543 square miles (1,406 km²).
Among the animals found here are the chital, the chinkara, the sambhar and the sloth bear. It is also a tiger reserve. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds including the Bar-headed Goose, the Honey Buzzard, the King Vulture and the Blossom-headed Parakeet.
Panna was given the Award of Excellence in 2007 - the best maintained tourist friendly National Park of the country by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Panna National Park is also referred to as a Tiger Reserve since it comes under the aegis of Project Tiger in India. The decline of tiger population in Panna has been reported several times, thus two female tigers were relocated there from Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park in March 2009. However, the last male tiger disappeared meanwhile. It seems that the entire tiger population has been wiped out by poaching going inside the tiger reserve. A committee to look into the disappearance of tigers was formed. In June 2009, it was officially announced that the Reserve which had over 40 tigers six years ago, has not tiger left and only two tigress, which too were brought in a while ago The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has cleared a proposal to translocate two tigers and two tigresses to the reserve. A young tiger male that was moved from Pench Tiger Reserve strayed out of the park shortly after in November 2009, but it was brought back to the park about a month later. The tigress, translocated from Bandhavgarh in March 2009, gave birth to three cubs in April 2010.